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Do You Know How a Variable-Speed Furnace Works?

03 Dec
Do You Know How a Variable-Speed Furnace Works?

A variable-speed furnace can make a great addition to your Monmouth County home. Not only does it provide exceptional comfort throughout the fall and winter, but it may also save you hundreds of dollars off your energy bills.

How Does It Work?

When contractors mention variable-speed furnaces, they’re really talking about the blower motor inside of the furnace. This blower motor is known as an electronically-commutated motor (ECM), and it’s a crucial component that makes the variable-speed furnace live up to its name.

Unlike a typical blower motor, which runs at one single speed, the ECM is capable of running at different speeds, depending on your home’s heating demands. This means your furnace can better control the flow of air throughout your home according to your desired level of comfort.

What are the Benefits?

There are several benefits of having a variable-speed furnace in your home:

  • A typical furnace with variable-speed technology uses two-thirds less electricity, lowering your energy bill significantly over the course of a year.
  • The gradual start-up eliminates the noisy blast of air that ordinary furnace motors typically produce, resulting in quieter operation.
  • A variable-speed furnace is capable of adjusting its speed to compensate for variables like blocked vents or dirty air filters.
  • When your furnace is set on “fan” mode, the variable-speed blower motor slowly circulates air throughout your home, giving your air filter more opportunities to trap indoor air contaminants.

Having a variable-speed furnace can make a big difference when it comes to your Monmouth County home’s overall comfort and energy efficiency. Contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors to learn more or schedule an appointment today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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